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Turaida Castle, Sigulda
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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • Visited in sept 15. Day trip that ended in some hours here. It seems to be a place set up to look how things were years ago. Not many people here. Very beautiful grounds and the buildings interesting....  more »
  • There were 6 November. Spooky snowfall, almost nothing can be seen, wind. At another time, perhaps. Entrance for adults 3 €, child of 0.70.
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  • We spent an afternoon here in the park, checking out the castle as well as walking the grounds. Interesting history and setting, especially in October when we visited and the leaves were changing - th...  more »